Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm EST
benedict xiv decided to go against almost every rule as the last pope that resigned was in the 13th century, and decide the to just give away to a younger pope that may be has got more strength and stamina to carry on with the church's mission. >> the basilica of the national shrine of the immaculate conception is the largest roman catholic church on this continent right here in northeast washington. >> jim rosenfield has reaction from the pope's news from the spiritual leaders of washington's catholics. jim? >> reporter: cardinal wuehrl expressing surprise. he got the call telling him the pope plans to abdicate coming up just a a little over two weeks from today i want my first reaction. was it's very startling, totally unprepared for it. the second reaction was, we're going to have to now think a little differently. this will be the first time in modern history that we've had a pope resign. how do we work with all of that? >> reporter: but the cardinal says despite all this news experience of having a pope retired, the work of the church remains the same. interesting insight into his view
Feb 13, 2013 5:00pm EST
on the cause. >>> pope benedict celebrated ash wednesday, likely his final public mav. it was moved to st. peter's basilica because of the larger than usual crowd. he said -- he told the audience he was resigning for the good of the church. the vatican sis he succeeder will likely be picked between march 15th and march 20th. >>> here in the district, ashes were placed on the foreheads of the faithful the cardinal encouraged listeners to dig deeper and take time out. >> a chance to reconnect with family, with christ and do more than what you do during the year. >> not just fast, but maybe doing something more, which is part of his gospel. >> i think it's important to phone cuss on god and make your transition into something that's different. >> about 1,000 people attended each of cat they'd real's seven masses today. >>> a taxi chased through the streets of d.c., a customer stuck in the backseat, and it ends with a crash. a lot of accusations about why this taxi was being chased in the first place tonight. >>> a mardy listen student police say was shot by his own roommate survives tonight.